Grapes

Workshop set on building better spray programs for vineyards in the Midwest

Are you are a Midwest grape grower and want to feel more confident about fungicide spray program design? Join us March 2 or 4, for a virtual workshop on building better spray programs for vineyards... more »

Tian joins UCCE as viticulture advisor in Kern County, California

Tian Tian has been named the University of California Cooperative Extension viticulture advisor in Kern County, beginning Jan. 4. Tian previously served as a graduate research assistant at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she... more »

Insight gained about bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors

Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry that produces juice, jelly, wine and other important products.... more »

Wild Washington yeast strains might be beneficial for winemakers

Researchers at Washington State University’s School of Food Science are analyzing hundreds of Saccharomyces yeasts taken from vineyards all over Washington state, to determine what strains are most beneficial for fermentation. “These non-saccharomyces yeasts influence the sensory... more »

California General Waste Discharge Requirements for Wineries approved

On January 20, 2021, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a Resolution for the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Waste Discharge Requirements for Winery Process Water and associated General Order.... more »

CCOVI Lecture Series returns with latest grape and wine research

The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) Lecture Series  at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, returns Jan. 20 with a full slate of cutting-edge research from grape and wine industry experts. Now in its 14th... more »

Finger Lakes’ Apple Barrel Orchards shifts to next generation

A new generation of family owners will lead Apple Barrel Orchards into the next century. Michael and Allison Hiller purchased the farm market and a sizable portion of the land in the Finger Lakes Region... more »

Founder of Chateau Grand Traverse in Michigan dies at 89

Ed O’Keefe Jr., who founded north central Michigan's the first winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, died Jan. 1. He was 89. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Eddie O’Keefe, co-owner of the winery, described his father... more »

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